“What does it tell us about ourselves…”

RTE has the full report on the cover up of child abuse within the Dublin Archdiocese stretching back over 30 years… A shameful litany says Ruth Gledhill… appropriate for the context of the story… In this piece from the BBC:

Maeve Lewis, director of victim support group One in Four said the report helps get to the heart of the power structure in the Catholic Church in Ireland. “What is it about Irish society that we will pay such deference to an institution like the Catholic Church or indeed to government institutions as well – what does it tell us about ourselves?”

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